The Bears Beat (03.13.13): Bears introduce Bennett, Bushrod to media

March 13th, 2013 - 5:52 pm

The Bears introduced their two new free agent acquisitions, tight end Martellus Bennett and left tackle Jermon Bushrod, to the media on Wednesday. The team continued clearing cap room by cutting tight ends Matt Spaeth and Kellen Davis as well as defensive tackle Matt Toeaina. And the Bears and Brian Urlacher’s people remain in talks for a possible contract.

Chicago Bears Free Agency: Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod Introductory Press Conference Open Thread
Wed Mar 13 12:52:13 2013
The Chicago Bears are going to announce the first new pieces of their 2013 arsenal today at 1 p.m., central. More: …

Marc Trestman calls Brian Urlacher ‘a very, very capable player’
Wed Mar 13 17:10:44 2013
Bears general manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that talks …

Reggie Bush to Lions, Welker to Broncos (The Associated Press)
Wed Mar 13 17:00:26 2013
Reggie Bush is heading to Detroit, Wes Welker landed in Denver, and even Ray Lewis got a new deal – with ESPN.

Urlacher remains a question mark for Bears (The Associated Press)
Wed Mar 13 16:57:17 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Brian Urlacher will simply have to wait and see if he is going to join new Chicago Bears Jermon …

GM: Not much wiggle room now with cap
Wed Mar 13 16:22:50 2013
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the recent free-agent acquisitions of offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod and tight …

Webb ranks as Bears’ leader in performance-based pay
Wed Mar 13 16:22:00 2013
Chicago Bears left tackle J’Marcus Webb led the team in performance-based pay for the 2012 season, earning more than half of …

2013 NFC free-agent moves, by team (Pro Football Weekly)
Wed Mar 13 16:17:11 2013
Updated 5:13 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 13

GM: Urlacher talks ‘ongoing process’
Wed Mar 13 16:01:11 2013
CHICAGO — Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said Wednesday that the team has approached linebacker Brian Urlacher about …

Bears are ‘open for business’ on draft trades
Wed Mar 13 15:52:00 2013
The NFL draft still is more than one month away, but Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery already is actively soliciting …

Emery explains stance on Bushrod stats
Wed Mar 13 15:43:00 2013
In his season-ending news conference, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery cited Pro Football Focus’ statistical …

Reggie Bush to Lions on Day 2 of free agency
Wed Mar 13 15:01:11 2013
Day 2 of the NFL’s free agency frenzy began with another bunch of signings. Even Ray Lewis got a new deal – with ESPN.

Bears ‘up against cap’ after Tuesday’s spree
Wed Mar 13 14:59:07 2013
The dust began settling Wednesday for the Chicago Bears following their triumphant dive into free agency. After signing left …

Chicago Bears Free Agency Analysis: Still A Lot of Work to be Done
Wed Mar 13 14:52:33 2013
The Chicago Bears made two big announcements with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod, and the expected …

Sources: Bears to release tight end Matt Spaeth
Wed Mar 13 12:38:34 2013
The new-look Bears are starting to provide some extra hints of what they’ll be like going forward. Per Jeff Dickerson …

Bears letting go of Matt Spaeth
Wed Mar 13 12:25:49 2013
The Bears have cut tight Matt Spaeth, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported Wednesday. According to Dickerson, Spaeth was to …

Chicago Bears cut defensive lineman Matt Toeaina
Wed Mar 13 11:52:18 2013
Yesterday, we asked where all the cuts were. Today, we’re finding out. Vaughn McClure is reporting the Bears have …

Bears expected to release Matt Toeaina
Wed Mar 13 11:49:28 2013
The Bears made a couple of big additions on Monday with the signings of tight end Martellus Bennett and tackle Jermon Bushrod, …

Jay Cutler isn’t expecting a contract extension before next season
Wed Mar 13 11:18:39 2013
The Bears got quarterback Jay Cutler a new left tackle and a new tight end on Tuesday, a pair of additions that are enough for …

Report: Steelers Interested In Former Bears TE Kellen Davis Once Again
Wed Mar 13 10:44:16 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in tight end Kellen Davis last off-season for a free agent visit, but he eventually signed back …

Webb and Carimi will compete at RT
Wed Mar 13 10:36:27 2013

Follow NFL free-agency news, rumors
Wed Mar 13 09:45:16 2013
Bush lands with Lions, who else could find themselves in a different city?

Free Agency Day 2-Bears Release Kellen Davis
Wed Mar 13 09:41:00 2013
So one joke says that Kellen Davis will not even be able to catch a flight out of Chicago. Anyways, as expected and highly …

Kellen Davis released by Chicago Bears
Wed Mar 13 09:30:00 2013
Kellen Davis, the Chicago Bears’ starting tight end over the past two seasons, has been cut by the team after Martellus Bennett …

MUSICK: Bears, Emery start with bang
Wed Mar 13 00:14:00 2013
CHICAGO – Bears general manager Phil Emery must have watched the Super Bowl.